Proceeds to go for the reestablishment of a professional ballet company in Cleveland
For those connected with the fine arts community in Cleveland, 2000 was a year that still haunts the city. It was the year that Cleveland Ballet dissolved leaving one of the largest metropolitan cities without a classical ballet company.
This year, hope has returned as a group of passionate ballet enthusiasts is leading the push to bring a professional ballet company back to our city. The organization is spearheaded by Gladisa Guadalupe who herself is a former principal ballerina as well as master teacher.
In order to kickstart the fundraising campaign as well as build awareness of their organization, Cleveland Ballet will be hosting a Black and White Gala on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven (located at 6111 Landerhaven Dr. in Mayfield Heights. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will feature a silent auction held during the cocktail hour followed by dinner as well as a “spirited” live auction later in the evening.
Hightlights of the gala will be a performance of excerpts from the ballet “Don Quixote” by members of the Cleveland School of Dance and music by jazz singer Evelyn Wright and Cleveland Orchestra violinist Sonja Braaten Molloy.
Individual tickets start at $150.00. Dress code for the evening is Black & White with a touch of Red. Cleveland Ballet is also offering various Sponsorship packages and Advertising opportunities in the event program.
For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor while supporting the future of Cleveland Ballet, please contact 216-320-9000 or email email@example.com. Deadline for RSVP is Tuesday, November 5th.
About Gladisa Guadalupe
Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe heads the Cleveland School of Dance (the official school of Cleveland Ballet) and recently established the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company, a pre-professional ballet company that provides aspiring young dancers with the opportunity to perform full-length classical ballets, as well as exciting cutting-edge contemporary works.
It is the firm belief of Ms. Guadalupe and her group of supporters that the Cleveland School of Dance as well as the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company can prepare and attract dancers to a professional ballet company in Cleveland. Once fully established, the company will reignite Cleveland’s stages with artistry, classical ballet productions and creative new works.
To learn more about the organization’s mission, please visit: